View Full Version : Supplements = Weight Gain?

02-05-2003, 06:36 AM
Well, i seem to have a little problem. I'm 5'10, 150lbs. I wanna gain about 20lbs or so of lean muscle. Now, I don't mind bulking up and gaining some fat, which I can cut later, and I don't mind having to go through 2 or 3 bulking phases to gain the weight I want. But the problem is my stomach. Time is an issue as well, but stomach mostly. I just can't seem to eat as much as I need to gain the weight. I was just wondering, if I can gain just as much weight using a weight gainer and lots of protein supplementation (bars + shakes) or does it have to be food I actually eat?

I mean, I usually only eat 1 - 2 meals a day normally, and besides that i'm just not HUNGRY! I don't know why....and i can try to force down food, but i can only do it for so long. So basically I wanna know if i could use high protein + carb supplements to gain the wieght desire. Thanks.

02-05-2003, 08:36 AM
Well for a start you should be having 6 meals per day

This will speed up your metobolism and put your body in a constant growth state if calories are high enough.

If you cant eat 6 start by adding shakes and weight gainers to your diet

02-05-2003, 08:47 AM
What Buff said......and if you can not get enough calories by eating 6 meals go to 7-8 meals.....

02-05-2003, 08:51 AM
Also try to eat more calorie dense foods. And add a good amount of EFAs to your diet

02-05-2003, 01:49 PM
Do whatever it takes with the diet, no matter how undesireable it is. I'm not saying to do this, but when trying to gain weight for college football, I'd eat 8 meals a day, each of which were so big I'd be nautious after.

02-05-2003, 01:51 PM
It's hard to stuff a bulking diet into 1 or 2 meals. Make it more like 6 or so smaller meals like was suggested and you'll be able to eat more. Some people aren't used to eating so much, it takes awhile to get used to.

02-05-2003, 01:58 PM
The above suggestions are good advice. I would try and eat 3 whole meals a day, maybe breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Then fill in the rest with shakes and bars. After a while you might try and go for 4 whole food meals and 2 shakes. You kind of get used to the increased food intake after a while.

02-05-2003, 01:59 PM
i'm just wondering really if there is a difference between actual food and supplemements really

is there?

02-05-2003, 06:54 PM
a good meal replacement and weight gainer I use
is half a litre of milk(or more) and washed peanuts (to remove the salt)

The milk contains protein which is slow relese and the peanuts have high calories and have EFAs in them


02-06-2003, 02:26 AM
Originally posted by outlawtas
i'm just wondering really if there is a difference between actual food and supplemements really

is there?

I just think that whole food is better because of the fiber and nutrients that it provides which is usually left out of supplements. Although be eating three whole food meals a day this shouldn't be a problem. In the end they both provide cals which is what is needed to grow.

02-07-2003, 01:05 AM
i mix my WG with a tin of rice pudding as well as fruit,peanut butter and SS milk.
If i dont , i just chuck anything into my blender and press the on button.:drooling:

02-08-2003, 07:00 PM
1 to 2 meals is horrible. I ate that way in high school and all I did was screw my metabolism up.